Gansevoort Miami Beach Finally Drops The Gansevoort and is Now Known as The Perry
It's lights out for The Gansevoort in Miami Beach
Nearly two years after the Gansevoort South/Miami Beach actually ceased to be a Gansevoort Hotel, we've now got word that the hotel has changed its name and will also get started on some much-needed renovations.
Miami-based tipster @DeeTCL tells us the hotel is no longer bank-owned, that Starwood Capital (not Starwood of the W Hotels) has moved in and that the hotel is going by the name, The Perry. Renovations will start soon and will be done in two years. However, despite Starwood's involvement, Coral Hospitality will remain on board as the management company. Already, the Gansevoort's website seems to be defunct while the perrysouthbeachhotel.com is up and running.
This is some incredibly exciting news. And it might just be what saves the Gansevoort, er The Perry, from becoming a hotel casualty. Our sources in Miami say no one ever hangs out at the hotel anymore. Even the Philippe restaurant has ditched the G'voort. (You can read some of the restaurant's issues with the hotel here.)
So of course, we had to check on room rates to see if the changes are affecting prices. Early next week were at a doable $199 a night but when we checked for Valentine's Day, the rates shot up to $599 a night. Eeek. Still, we say wait until the renovations are done. There are other, better, hotels in Miami for V-Day.